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>>> an earthquake shakes maryland. thousands wake up to the un experience. is there any damage? >>> hello, i'm don scott and here's what people are talking about today rare quake that rattled windows and nerving across the state. it shook some awake and it has several firing off questions and comments. we're live with the seismic event. we'll have more on the earthquake with tim williams and we'll again with alex demetrick who's live with the people that felt it. >> reporter: good afternoon, don, this was an unusual event. as the earthquakes go, it may not have been that big, but it set a record in maryland. it sent a lot of nerves on edge. >> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country and the city and the state shook around 5:00 this morning with a 3.6 shake. >> my dog woke me up wining and crying and then the earthquake happened. i couldn't figure out what happened and i had never experienced one before. after that, she went up to sleep. >> it's small, but it's stronger than what we recently experience. most of the earthquakes are in the magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> report
from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> hundreds of people left stranded on board marked trains in the middle of a heat wave. >> what a maryland congressman wants to happen now. >> good morning. here's what we're talking about today. the recent miserable experiences may pave the way for a better ride on the rails nationwide. live at the station, alex with more on a passenger bill of rights. good afternoon, alex. >> reporter: good afternoon, don. the horror stories of people being trapped for hours on end sparked a passengers rights. the break down last month left 900 marked passengers stranded for two hours in sweltering conditions. no air conditioning, water, or word on relief. >> there were a couple people that passed out. we were taken out the windows, no one is in control of the marked commuter system. it's the commuters that suffer. >> reporter: a bill guaranteeing a passengers bill of rights for all rail and commuter vehicles. >> it also requires them to require passengers with adequate food, water,
>>> brutal heat and humidity. this noon weather warnings take effect across maryland. >>> hello again. i'm jessica kartalija. here's what people are talking about. moments ago a heat advisory went into effect for most of maryland. the hot temperatures made more difficult as fire crews battled a blaze. many of them had to stop and hydrate after they put the flames out. the heat and humidity is building. baltimore city enacted its code red heat alert which emergency cooling centers are open. first, we begin with tim williams in the weather center. >> we'll show you the setup of this scenario. we have very hot air moving in from the south. it's all because of the bermuda high sitting offshore. we're looking at heat indexes in the low 100s. dangerous heat for us through today into tomorrow and into sunday before we start to get a break. for a little more of a look on how we are shaping up, let's send it to marty bass. >> it's really close out here. let's take a look at some temperatures around. what we're seeing is 94 degrees this noon hour. 94 degrees. the normal daytime high is 88
, maryland's news station. >>> heat advisory. more hot and humid weather again today, but will we break a record? >>> hello again. along cold spring lane people are braving the high temperatures. people are wondering whether there's any relief on the way. taking a look at the inner harbor you can see there's a few clouds in the sky but that's doing little to keep that heat away. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. another nursing home evacuated because of nursing home problems but we begin with marty bass in the weather center. >> reporter: hello, jess. good afternoon, everybody. let's look at the watch, warning and advisory. we have a heat advisory in effect and you're going to be hearing me over the next minute and a half and then during our weather segment. talking about how it's actually an easier day on the body than the past few. but do understand, we're going to a high of 96 today, and that's extreme. heat advisory in effect. let's take a look at some temperatures. around 91 on tv hill and in d.c. hagerstown 92. 82 ocean city. oakland, maryland out in the mountains,
>>> prayers and support across maryland and delaware following last weekend's suicide bombing in uganda and we have new information on the condition of the howard county teen. >>> hello, i'm don scott. the leader of the group behind the bombings promising they're only the beginning. well, right now, the parents of the maryland are by her side in africa. wjz-13 and mike hellgren are live with the latest and more. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. she's stable and she had a successful surgery monday and she'll have another procedure today. her uncle says that having her parents with her has lifted her spirits. ♪ >> reporter: classmates of emily in catonsville held a prayer and support service for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including both legs shattered after an attack in uganda. that's where the teen was doing missionary work. >> she's a tough woman and she's a fighter and the support of the school and her family and friends, she's going to get through this. >> reporter: almost 100 miles
on maryland avenue police found the victim's blood on different items. >> we got some good intell and tips about where some people who may have been involved in this incident might be and we executed on it. >> reporter: right now an initial court appearance is underway for lavetra merritt. john wagner is not scheduled to go before a judge today. >> thank you. pitcairn was from florida. his mother said in a phone interview, it's hard to articulate her loss and pain. >>> an intruder who sexually assaulted a woman in woodlawn has struck again. take a look at the sketch of the man. he broke into the home of a 43- year-old woman on monica place on june 26th and sexually assaulted her. he is now being charged with an attempted rape on franklin avenue as recently as this past saturday. >>> an update to the qater like that forced nearly a thousand guests out of a hotel. crews continue to clean up the marriott waterfront hotel. yesterday about 900 guests were bussed to various hotels across the city. the hotel hopes to reopen sometime today. >>> today the national transportation safety board will g
>>> heat wave temperatures headed toward triple digits. >> how marylanders are trying to beat the heat and stay safe. >>> hello again. >> here's what people are talking about today. the sweltering heat continues. some are still working outside today like some folks in hamden who are moving. if you're working in the heat, stay hydrated. let's take a look outside. a hazy afternoon with some clouds starting to block that hot sun. mike has more on how people are dealing with this extreme heat. first, we begin with bernadette. >> reporter: good afternoon. the dog days of summer. the second heat wave already this summer, and we have a heat advisory now in effect starting at noon. just went into effect. it will continue through tomorrow at 11:00 at night. that's because this heat is still going to continue. as far as temperatures go, we're up to 99 already, 100 in d.c., 96 in ocean city. when you tactor in that humidity, it already feels like 102. as we head into this evening, our record is 101. we do think we're going break that. >> thank you very much. our weather coverage continue
neighborhood. now, it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> remembering steven pitcairn, the johns hopkins researcher stabbed to death in the village, the outpouring of emotion and the investigation into his killing. >> hello again, here is what people are talking about today. that service being packed with people and friends and lost ones who remember the smart young man who wanted to cure breast cancer and become a doctor to help other people. wjz's live, mike holmgren has reaction from florida where his family lives and the funeral is being held. good afternoon mike. >> reporter: good afternoon don. at his core those who knew steven said he was trusting and loving. he worked extensively with stem cells and wanted to find a cure for breast cancer. but all that promise was lost in an instant. the pain is fresh as loved ones remember steven pitcairn. the johns hopkins researcher murdered in charles village as he walked home from penn station. his family held a memorial for him yesterday in jupiter, florida, his funeral is today. >> we all know how steven died and it was
of list family. >> our other top story this noon storms battle maryland, knocking over trees and leaving thousands without electricity. bernadette woods is tracking more storms. we have more on damage from yesterday and last night. >> reporter: maryland needed the rain but not the lightning or spore rad difnlgt trees were down from anne arundel to north. for those hit hardest -- >> it was water pouring down. >> water was rolling down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain tearing things apart. >> all you heard was this big boom. like a can non going on. >> reporter: downed lines left utility crews working. in a few spots lines were still hot. bge is urging them to treat them has dangerous. as for structural damage lightning caused one house fire. >> the smoke was in the vent, in the middle. all of a sudden the fire started in the corn. >> reporter: trees and heavy limbs also caused structural damage and cars also paid a price but there were no reports of injuries. >> as bad as this is because the wires are down and power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: a look at so
coverage. it's wjz,maryland's news station. >> hello. i'm don scott. >> and here's what people are talking about today. >> alex has weakened to a tropical storm and it's sparing texas from a direct hit. whit johnson has a look at the damage down on south padre island, texas. >> reporter: alex left plenty of debris scattered across the beach on south padre island. but the storm spared the resort town major damage. torrential rain pounded south padre island. winds knocked downpour lines, temporarily closing the only bridge on and off the island. but storms have hit the area before and people around here know it could have been much worse. >> we didn't just dodge a bullet, we didn't even load the gun. >> reporter: winds topped 105 miles per hour. and low lying fishing villages were no match for 15 inches of rain. three people died when a house collapsed in acapulco. flash floods and tornadoes are possible. two twisters touched down near brownsville, texas. businesses at this tourist getaway hope to salvage some of the holiday weekend. scattered thunderstorms are still in the forecast but that
to the north starting to make their way into maryland. in annapolis, we have a thunderstorm making its way towards easton. we have a few thunderstorms out there. now, off to the north, we're seeing stronger thunderstorms making their way over to maryland from the maryland side. you can see the eastern parts of carroll county and a few thunderstorms are building up at this point. this one here -- see the purple now. there's the potential for hail and in addition to wind gusts upwards of 40 to 50 and a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorm now. let's show you, yesterday, we had the thunderstorms and those died down and earlier, this band was to the west. and now, it's moving in our direction for the metro areas. we have the winds out of the west and south west and on top of the lines of storms and with the winds, it's keeping the dew points and the moisture levels high and it's starting to bump up the temperatures. we're up to 89 degrees in baltimore and when you factor in the heat index, it's 89 degrees. and 97 in ocean city. and the humidity is in play again today. with this humidity,
in the nation. maryland ranked 7th among the 30 coastal state with the smallest amount of waters exceeding the unsafe levels. >>> and gaining ground. firefighters work hard to contain two big wildfires in california. >> it was a scene from a horror movie, you'll see what sent these alligators into a feeding friends city. >> the forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> military officials say that the body of a navy official has been recovered and the 25-year- old has been missing since last friday. after they were attacked by the taliban fighters. they were both recovered sunday. >>> and the firefighters are making progress covering wildfires in south california. flame are threatening 150 buildings. and 25 buildings have been destroy and many are homes. no injuries have been reported. >>> a fisherman sees he's not alone! check this out. hundreds of alligators are feeding a few feet from his boat. it's not uncommon when there's food in the water. this time, they were downing a school of mud fish. that's when you start paddling last the other direction. yeah, they wouldnd mind a fisherma
dudley will replace tony hayward in october. >>> back here in maryland, the water front in the inner harbor east is closed right now. it was shutdown monday after a water pipe burst inside. they were slated to reopen yesterday and that's been delayed. about 900 people have been placed in other hotels. they're waiting for one last inspection. >>> let's get to positive news finally. another sunny afternoon around maryland. the heat and humidity are climbing and firsting we'll start with bern -- first, we'll start with bernadette woods. >> well, i'm glad you like this, jessica. the summertime weather has come back. what we have going on, 87 degrees in baltimore and we're on the rise. everything you notice, the dew points are also on the rise. this is what the dew points look like. about two days ago, we were cooler on the dew points and that's when it was refreshing and the humidity is starting to build. it feels like 94 in baltimore and 90 decks -- degrees in ocean city. we'll talk about more with marty bass. >>> good afternoon, everyone. i want to look at the first warning doppler rad
after the heat wave is over. >> reporter: maryland is baking. the baltimore area is under a code red alert. the air is unhealthy. people are out exercising this morning. they should exercise caution later on in the day. >> that's a recipe for danger, for the people being out in the hot weather and not using the common sense. >> reporter: the sun is strong and it's critical to drink water. >> the people at risk are those at risk physiologically, young children and the old. they have less ability to tolerate the extremes of temperatures and dehydrations. >> if you have to be outside, keep yourself hydrated and have a hat and be mindful and listen to your body as you're outside. for the most part, try to stay indoors and in cool conditions. stay in the air-conditioning. >> reporter: maryland had six heat related deaths this year. that's the same number we had all of last year. >> >> this is not something to be messed around with. even if you're young and healthy. >> reporter: and even if you're in the city or at the beach. >> reporter: here, we've seen a lot more people still out exerci
struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >>> the case for rob rod blagojevich continues today. his brother will be a witness for his defense. >>> campaigns around the country are heating up ahead of the november election. the maryland race is bringing biden to town. he'll be campaigning for governor o'malley downtown at the hillton. he'll face off against former governor ehrlich who he unseated in 2006. >>> unemployment benefits could be extended to millions of americans. president obama is calling on republican leaders to stop blocking the bill. joel brown reports from the white house now. >> reporter: 3 unemployed workers joined president obama in the rose garden as he pointed the finger at republicans saying it was their fault that the americans lost their benefits. >> we have a responsibility to help them make ends meet and support their families, even as they're looking for another job. >> reporter: for the second time in three days, the president had tough words for the gop demanding they act now. >> the same ones who didn't have problems
and moments ago, we learned that one of the injured is a teen from maryland and as joel brown reports, a somali group is claiming responsibility. >> reporter: emergency workers rush fans to the hospital after a bomb went off in a club. a militant group scaried -- carried out the attack. >> we were just watching. >> reporter: an american aide aide work is among the dead. several members of a pennsylvania church group were injured. uganda's president lashed out against the terrorists. [ indiscernible >> reporter: the white house condemned the attack and says that president obama is deeply saddened by the loss of life. >> reporter: the attack marks the first time that the group has struck outside its base in somalia. they want the peace keeping troupes out. and u.s. officials say they'll work with the government to bring the attackers to justice. at the white house, joel brown, wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> and the american killed, a 25-year-old nate hen was a former university of delaware student--. >> one of the girls injures is from ellicott city. >>> and the rematch is on. there's a 1
in maryland, her teachers are playing for her quick recovery and safe return. >> and the vigil is here in the chapel. >>> thank you, mike. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage. we'll have the latest on her condition and the family, friends and classmates. >>> bp has hit another snag. and there's a life look at the oil pouring into the gulf for 85 days now. you can't see much from this angle. bp is planning on choking the hold and the engineers will analyze what's to come. here's the latest from the gulf coast. >> reporter: bp isn't certain that the ruptured well can stand a rise in pressure on the new cap. >> the thing that we don't know is exactly what the integrity of the well is. >> reporter: bp delayed the tests while the scientists collect day day. they hope to trap the wells and then, a submarine will put on a choke line. the oil could spew from somewhere else in the well. for the calm could be a fix, but the permanent fix is a relief well. they halted the tests for 48 hours while they're testing. the residents are waiting for months were pb to finish. >> i wish they would get
, here's what people are talking about and dealing with today. maryland is in the grip of a heat wave. here in baltimore, people are taking the water to stay cool and escape the heat, if they can. taking a live look outside at noon, temperatures abroaching triple digits and it even looks hod. mike hellgren has more on emergency services and we'll begin with bernadette woods over in the weather center. good afternoon, bernadette. >>> yes, it's hot once again today. we have the heat advisory for most of the region, that's until 11:00 tonight. after today, we may step back with some of the temperatures. it's not a cool down, we'll have more on that in a moment. as far as the them you are -- temperatures today, it's hot. the record today is 99 degrees. the dew point is 65 and it feels like 101 already. and 102 in d.c. and 90s in the mountains and 90s at the beach. it's hot and very few places for relief. be smart in the heat. for more, here's marty. >>> well, thank you, bernadette. let me tell you how hot it is. you'll see in a second. when mike hellgren is not wearing a coat, ladies and
. >>> according to the maryland congressman, an appropriations bill includes $10 million to build a new pier for the usns comfort. it's based in baltimore and it's not confirmed if it will move to virginia. >> the senator theatre is changing hands with free screenings of "star wars." it will show the collectors print tonight. he started working in the family owned business at 1977 and that was the same year that the iconic film showed. >>> still to come on eyewitness news at noon. animal cruelty, a donkey is sent into flight oversouthern russia. and it's not your normal option. auction, find out how to own elvis history from his desk. >>> also, bernadette woods will be back with the forecast. [ man ] my perfect summer is grilling up a masterpiece. daily. [ woman ] my perfect summer is having everyone over. and having money leftover. [ female announcer ] safeway lets you have it all. with thousands of everyday low prices and great club card savings. [ man ] my perfect summer. [ woman ] perfectly priced. [ female announcer ] safeway. ingredients for life. now introducing all new refreshe bever
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